Ninth Letter Reading

11/05/2009 6:00 pm

Ninth Letter Presents Seth Fried and Chris Wiberg

Two authors from the current issue of Ninth Letter literary journal read from their work.

Seth Fried’s short stories have appeared twice in Ninth Letter, as well as in McSweeney’s, Missouri Review, One Story, and many other publications. His story in the current issue of Ninth Letter is an excerpt from Animalcula: A Young Scientist’s Guide to New Creatures.

Chris Wiberg, a former assistant editor at Ninth Letter, is a Chicago-based writer whose fiction has appeared recently in Folio and the North Atlantic Review. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois, and teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago's Graham School for General Studies. His short essay about Election Night 2008 appears in the current issue of Ninth Letter.

Ninth Letter is a collaborative project between the Creative Writing Program and the School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Edited and produced by faculty and students in both programs, Ninth Letter has received over 20 national and international awards for graphic design. Poetry, fiction, and essays in Ninth Letter have been selected for such awards anthologies as Best American Short Stories, Best Creative Nonfiction, Best New Poets, Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and The Pushcart Prize.

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